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SOLD FS: 1978 Fender Fretless Precision bass (ash/maple)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Matt Call, Dec 29, 2013.


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  1. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    I've had this up for sale a few different times, and it has been on consignment at a local store for the last 6 months or so. I've decided I'd rather sell it on my own.



    The bass is in great shape. There is some finish cracking on the headstock, and the finish is well worn on the back of the body. It seems like someone put a protective cover on it, which damaged the finish. The finish (only on the back) is thinner, and more matte-like. You can feel the grain. It doesn't effect playability whatsoever - but it's worth mentioning.



    The bass currently has a Badass II bridge, and Dunlop strap locks. I will include the original bridge, screws, and strap buttons with the bass.

    Edit (I forgot to include some important info!)
    The bass will ship with 2 pick guards.

    1: the aftermarket PG that's currently installed.

    2: the original PG. A previous (likely the original) owner engraved "Mickey" into the lower horn of the pick guard. It actually looks good; but I wanted to see it with an unmolested pick guard. Shiny!

    The original thumb rest is included. It'll come with covers; but I don't believe them to be original.


    OHSC included.
    [DEL]$1575 shipped, obo.[/DEL]
    $1450 shipped. SOLD!

    No trades.
    Sorry, I just keep on getting trade offers. Pretty firm on this.
     

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  2. AndyMan

    AndyMan

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    Case? Does the neck have side dots?
     
  3. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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  4. 62Jazzbass

    62Jazzbass

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    I have a rosewood board version of this bass (right down to the BA bridge). Answer is yes, at "frets" 3 5 7 9 12 15 17 19.

    Mine sounds AWESOME, by the way, so if you are considering this one, go for it.
     
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  6. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    Yep, original case included... and it has side dots!
     
  7. tom grossheider

    tom grossheider

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    Wow, what a beauty. Sure is painful to be broke, all the best on this one.
     
  8. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

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    Wish you were looking for a stingray in trade! I have a sweet '91!
     
  9. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

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    I've played this bass before... It's a sweetie!!!
     
  10. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    Long-shot offer PM'd. I won't be surprised or offended if the response is no. ;)
     
  11. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

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    Aftermarket pickguard? I see the truss rod slot and no thumb rest holes...
     
  12. atom1962

    atom1962 Supporting Member

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    is there an epoxy on the fretboard?
     
  13. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    Nope. Just the original poly finish.
     
  14. mjp78p

    mjp78p

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    I'm very interested in this bass. Few questions:
    Are the pickups and pots original and can u tell me the #'s on them?
    What is the serial # on the headstock?
    Does it have flats or roundwounds on it and what's the condition of the fingerboard?
    If possible can you email me some more detailed pics of the bass and original parts that aren't on it currently?
    Thanks!!
    Michael
    mjp78p@gmail.com
     
  15. mjp78p

    mjp78p

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    Sent u a PM as well.
     
  16. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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  17. christianharger

    christianharger Supporting Member

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    Has this one been at Willies?
     
  18. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    Yes sir!
     
  19. christianharger

    christianharger Supporting Member

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    Very nice bass! Loved trying it out there.
     
  20. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    I used to love going to Willie's when I was at Macalester.
     
  21. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

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    Such a great place!
     

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